American mezzo-soprano Erika Person is a versatile singing actress, recognized for her sensitive singing and captivating stage presence. Her opera repertoire includes Adalgisa (Norma), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) and Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette) to name a few. Hailed by the press for her work in operetta, Ms. Person has regularly been featured with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) since her debut in the title role of Iolanthe in 2004 and recently received NYGASP's 2014-2015 Isaac Asimov Award for outstanding artistic achievement and lifetime contribution to the company. As an oratorio and concert soloist, she has appeared in concert with Lake George Opera, Salt Marsh Opera, the Oratorio Society of Queens, at the Austrian Cultural Form, and New York City Center and Symphony Space.
Erika was also recently named as a finalist in the National Opera Association's Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento Vocal Competition. She will travel to Greensboro, North Carolina to sing at the finals (on January 10th, 2015), which will be adjudicated by Stephanie Blythe and Samuel Ramey.
Visit Erika's Video page for clips of her recent debut performances of "The Deepest Desire" by Jake Heggie and "Motetti di Montale (Libro 2)" by John Harbison, as well as demo videos of "Mi Tradi" from Don Giovanni and Mad Margaret's aria from Ruddigore!
January 10, 2015
FINALIST - National Opera Association's Carolyn Bailey and Dominick Argento 2015 Vocal Competition
January 17, 2015
Pitti-Sing in The Mikado with the Allentown Symphony & NYGASP
March 29, 2015
Isaac Asimov Award Recital
May 15, 2015
Loren in Road Rage (a film by Brad Mays)